9-8 Readings

9-8 Readings - Reading 1 Myrdal An American Dilemma: The...

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Reading 1 Myrdal “An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem in Modern Democracy” American Blacks as a unique case in race relations o Unlike other groups because…. Brought here against their will, and used Granted citizenship but not really Interrogating “Caste” and its workings The American Creed o Rationalism o Moralism Inevitability of Assimilation o Cultural variation explained by persistence of prejudice The “Vicious Cycle of Prejudice” o MP seen as inferior by the majority o MP is treated differently in society Ex. Schools o MP has unequal access to resources Ex. Jobs, Voting Rights, Housing o MP has lower standing on social indicators Reading 2 “Race & Caste, A Distinction” Oliver Cromwell Cox (Marxist) prejudice is built on resources Race Relations are not Caste Relations For this instance lets assume Brahmanic Indian society is the only caste system in the world. And Negro-White is the only race relation
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